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Weisfeld v. Scott

Pending petition
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
22-149 5th Cir. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Issue: Whether, in a suit seeking prospective relief relating to the enforcement of particular provisions of Texas’s election law, Texas’s chief election officer may invoke sovereign immunity solely because local officials carry out those provisions day-to-day, or whether a state official’s authority over enforcement of the entire statutory scheme is sufficient to trigger Ex parte Young’s exception to state sovereign immunity.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Jun 02 2022Application (21A789) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from June 14, 2022 to August 13, 2022, submitted to Justice Alito.
Jun 08 2022Application (21A789) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until August 13, 2022.
Aug 15 2022Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 16, 2022)
Aug 29 2022Waiver of right of respondents John Scott, Texas Secretary of State to respond filed.
Sep 21 2022DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/7/2022.
Sep 27 2022Response Requested. (Due October 27, 2022)
Oct 14 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response from October 27, 2022 to December 26, 2022, submitted to The Clerk.
Oct 17 2022Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including December 27, 2022. See Rule 30.1.
Dec 27 2022Brief of respondents John Scott, Texas Secretary of State, et al. in opposition filed.
Jan 09 2023Reply of petitioners Rosalie Weisfeld, et al. filed. (Distributed)
Jan 11 2023DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/17/2023.